Skip to content

Gardening

shutterstock_93536554

If you want to make more of your outdoor space all year round why not join one of our Seasonal Gardening courses.

Workshops help you to with garden design, choosing plants and even setting up your own gardening business.

Some courses will run as online courses and some will start at Stoke Lodge. You can see the starting venue/format for each course listed below. We reserve the right to change the format of the course, in term, should safety advice change.


 

 

Weed control, Making and using garden compost, green manures, and liquid fertilisers

An introductory course for gardeners who want to feel more confident about what is a weed, and how to control them!  Students will learn about different types of weeds, and how to identify them. Why we need to control them, but also about some of their benefits and other uses. The course will look at how to control weeds, using a range of physical, cultural, and chemical control methods.

This course will also give learners the skills and knowledge in how to make garden compost that will improve soil health and increase soil fertility. We will study how to make good garden compost. How to choose, grow, and incorporate green manures, and how to make and use organic liquid fertilisers, and compost tea.

Friday 10am to 4pm   Andy Coombe

1 session on 13 May     £50/£30         GAC3                  Stoke Lodge 

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

Book Now


Propagating plants by seed and vegetative techniques (spring & summer)

A introductory course for keen gardeners to learn how to propagate plants from seed and by using vegetative techniques.

The course will include an introduction to the principles of vegetative propagation, and will demonstrate how to prepare and care for Softwood cuttings, and semi ripe cuttings, .

This course will useful for all gardeners who sow and grow plants from seed  indoors and/or outside. It will cover soil/compost preparation, choice and use of modules and seed trays, how to sow seed using a range of different sowing methods, and aftercare of seedlings.

Friday 10am to 4pm   Andy Coombe

1 session on 10 June       £50/£30         GAC4                 Stoke Lodge 

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

Book Now


Introduction to lawn care

This course is for people who want to feel more confident about establishing and managing a lawn. It will cover how to prepare ground before sowing or laying a new lawn.

Assessing the condition of an established lawn, and developing a plan of routine lawn maintenance tasks – what to do, when, and how.

Friday 10am to 4pm   Andy Coombe

1 session on 1 July       £50/£30         GAC5                 Stoke Lodge 

This course will be delivered at Stoke Lodge

Book Now